UAE pulls Somali anti-piracy funding
The Puntland Maritime Police Force, an armed counter-piracy militia trained by private security and operating inside the Somali state, has collapsed after the UAE government withdrew its funding.
Photo - Central Intelligence Agency
More than 600 Somali nationals had been employed as part of the operation to target pirate gangs onshore. The abandonment of the police force has in effect left the now highly trained force unemployed, unpaid and with no access to...
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